ERIC Number: ED430382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Poulton, Prue; Symons, Gillian
The Eco School information pack contains 10 sections outlining specific school areas that can be assessed by students for meeting the needs of all its users, the extent to which these areas use and abuse environmental resources, and the aesthetic contribution they make to the locality. Using this initial research, the document helps students design a school which is user-friendly, conservation conscious, and aesthetically pleasing. Student classroom activities used for each section's analysis are described, such as group brainstorming sessions; surveys, questionnaires, and interviews; and tips for model making and area planning and designing. Each section addresses specific aims and issues and contains comprehensive teachers' notes and activities for students. Additional resources are also listed in each section. Specific sections examine the following areas: overall school design; the school's entrance, grounds, classrooms, performing arts areas, indoor sports facilities, library, and dining room; waste and recycling; and energy conservation and lift design. Additionally covered are issues common to all school areas, such as access for people with disabilities and energy conservation. (GR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Student Participation, Student Research
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: World Wide Fund for Nature - UK, Surrey (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom